December 25th 2013. Christmas Day. The day has gone really well, considering. There haven't been any arguments. Well, not proper arguments. Not like Christmas 2006 and "Trolley Gate" where Mum and Dad bought my 35-year-old brother a 'hostess trolley'. Brother, not feeling the need for his sprouts to be kept...
"Look at the raisin. Really look at it. Feel the raisin. Touch it. Place the raisin in your mouth. Don't chew, just let it sit on your tongue. Tongue the raisin."
Ok, that's a lie - we weren't actually told to tongue the raisin.
I'm in a mindfulness class...
A couple of weeks I found myself nose to snout with a very, very large seal, its head the size of a Shetland pony. I was around 700 meters from the shore (my ability to touch the bottom having disappeared several hundred meters ago), it was late September in The...
"I'm spending a day with Hare Krishnas next week."
"Oh, you be careful Leanne."
"They all take drugs."
"Have you been reading that Daily Mail again Dad?!"
To be fair, my Dad was not the only one who voiced concern or raised an eyebrow when I told him I...
"Now just popcorn out any words which reflect how you feel right now."
The only words I can think of are a little less positive. Mostly:
"What the hell?!"
"Period. Lots of period."
I should have listened to my gut instinct....
As I scroll through the headshots of men and women I squeal in horror to see my own face sat amongst a set of individuals bartering for a rendezvous with a stranger. This shouldn't have been such a shock given that I was the person who wedged my face there...